On the Zell Miller letter to Ralston

Interestingly, looking through our traffic logs, the most popular stories over the past few months have been about challenges to Speaker Richardson.

I think the Speaker has done a marvelous job mending relationship and building bridges with people who, for one reason or another, got hacked off with him. He has and we should give him credit.

At the same time, a lot of that has happened behind the scenes. Publicly, there is still some solidifying of that support that needs to happen.

It’s no secret that Jill Chambers is in the fight for her life against Chris Huttman and things like this aren’t and this aren’t helping her.

I suspect she can and probably will survive, but if she were to lose, it wouldn’t be attributable to angst about the GOP and the Speaker at the Republican level.

But, and it is a big but, some GOP consultants think there will be a few unexpected races where the Democrat wins against a Republican who seemed like a sure thing. If that happens, it could be perceived as trouble for the Speaker.

I’m told by several GOP consultants that we should not be surprised by a loss of five or so seats in the House. That can be attributable to a very bad year overall for Republicans, what with them about to get seriously killed off in the House, Senate, and probably lose the White House.

Nonetheless, if the losses are greater than five to seven and/or some of the losses are really surprise losses, we could see Ralston pick up traction.


  1. sonofliberty says:

    Erick, Erick, Erick………what planet do you hail from?!?!……if Richardson is elected Speaker, we might as well paint Georgia a blue state……it won’t even be purple…..he is the Deomcrats’ dream come true.
    I am not sure whose whore you are, but EXACTLY when…..did he change? When…..did he become such a statesman? What the hell is it we need to give him credit for? His July 5th keg party for young lobbyists or his August fishing trip with alcohol lobbyists?
    If Republicans in the State House don’t seize this opportunity for change, I, for one, do not want to hear anything about the Republican brand in Georgia being damaged goods……..

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